Frog rod reel

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Frog rod reel

Post by biggs » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:55 pm

Wondering what other guys are using for their frog rod reel??
For the past 2yrs I have been using a Curado e7 spooled with 70# samurai braid.
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Re: Frog rod reel

Post by TacklemanTybs » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:05 pm

im using a Shimano Aldebaran MG7 with sufix 832 #50

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Re: Frog rod reel

Post by Pin » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:21 pm

I've been using the Zillion 50th Anniversary and will be trying the Zillion Type-R with increased drag. This is for the hollow style frogs.
For the toads I'm throwing them on a Chronarch D7.

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Re: Frog rod reel

Post by arbogastjunkie » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:12 pm

I have been using a Zillion HLC with an I'ze HLC spool and 65lb suffix, and have been very pleased. I just got some of the 60lb Sunline braid and am looking forward to trying it out.

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Re: Frog rod reel

Post by Jighead61 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:13 pm

Zillion with 65# Sufix Braid

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Re: Frog rod reel

Post by Craiger12 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:44 pm

TacklemanTybs wrote:im using a Shimano Aldebaran MG7 with sufix 832 #50
How do you like the 50# Suffix 832 and how does it compare to other braids? I'm thinking about picking some up for frogs and pitching into cover.

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Re: Frog rod reel

Post by nuocmam1222 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:32 pm

I used a Chronarch D7 with Sufix 50lb Braid for awhile but I rather use that for my lighter duties.. my Curado E7 with Sufix 50lb Braid gets all that abuse in heavy cover.. and I have a Zillion Type R with Sufix 832 50lb Braid ready to use this summer as well, can't wait! :big grin:

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Re: Frog rod reel

Post by rp346 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:46 pm

I am going from a Calais 200A to a Calais 200 DC this year with Sufix 65lb.Braid.

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Re: Frog rod reel

Post by fishingandfords » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:53 am

calais 100A with power pro

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Re: Frog rod reel

Post by TacklemanTybs » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:13 am

Craiger12 wrote:How do you like the 50# Suffix 832 and how does it compare to other braids? I'm thinking about picking some up for frogs and pitching into cover.
i havent had any experience with the 50# 832 yet, its not frog season yet here. But i have fished the #20 832 with jigs and I loved it, I only used sufix performance braid until 832 came out. Its better in my opinion so im switching as I need more line.

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Re: Frog rod reel

Post by D.R. » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:14 am

REVO Premier w/50# Suffix Braid

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Re: Frog rod reel

Post by Eric Walsh » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:03 am

Any quality brand as long as it's 7._ :1 - you need to get those piggies on top and keep'em there. :D

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Re: Frog rod reel

Post by Cisco » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:47 pm

For frogging I adore, let me reiterate ADORE the Shimano metanium mg7 with a curado e7 handle and Calais 200 asv knobs with 65lb suffix on a Dobyns Champion 735C. The set up is perfectly balanced, and you can fish it literally all day with little to no shoulder/wrist/elbow fatigue.

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Re: Frog rod reel

Post by DUZBASS » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:36 am

Toads = CuradoE7 with 50# suffix braid
Frogs = Calais DC7 with 65# suffix
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Re: Frog rod reel

Post by Pmedicbm » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:50 am

Reel- Zillion SHS (with Steez handle) and 65# PP Braid
Rod- Custom 7'3" cut down Kistler LTA 76HC with EVA split grip, Fuji ACS reel seat wrapped with #4 Fuji Alconite Micros
I built this rod just for Frog fishing, but it pulls double duty sometimes when the Frog bite isn't on.... Love pitching Brush hogs or other bigbody baits with this rod...
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